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Consultant Neurologist

Job Description

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,390 staff working in its services.

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

Consultant Neurologist with an interest in Neuromuscular diseases We are seeking to a recruit a Consultant Neurologist with an interest in Neuromuscular diseases as part of the South West Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network (SWNODN). The post has previously been held in the regional Neurosciences Centre in Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and ideally would continue with this primary base. However, there may be scope for flexibility regarding an alternative base in the Peninsula and we would be happy to discuss this with interested candidates. The South West Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network (SWNMODN) is a clinically driven network of specialist healthcare professionals, providing care for people living with Neuromuscular Disease throughout the South West of England. The network has been nationally recognised as an exemplar service. It is hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, where the network management team are based. Support is provided for patients and families/carers by a team of Specialist Physiotherapists, Neuromuscular Advisors and Psychologists, alongside the Neurologist. This post will provide leadership of the Peninsula Neuromuscular team and provide an opportunity to influence service development in the region, including through membership of the SWNMODN Board. The post-holder will provide diagnostic and management expertise for people living with Neuromuscular disease across Devon and Cornwall through clinics in three main centres: Plymouth, Truro and Exeter. This includes transition clinics held with the specialist Paediatric Neuromuscular consultants visiting from Bristol. Travel time is included in the job plan and expenses reimbursed. The post will also incorporate provision of regular General Neurology outpatient clinics in the base hospital. For a candidate who wants to develop a clinical research career, there may be up to 4 research PAs per week from the University of Plymouth. You are invited to discuss this when you make further enquiries about the job. Devon is one of the most beautiful counties in England. It’s a wonderful place to live and work with a rugged coastline and a stunning interior. Dartmoor National Park is only 15 minutes from Derriford, and the beautiful Cornwall coastline is within easy reach. The opportunity to combine lifestyle and a career in a University teaching hospital is unrivalled. Plymouth is a vibrant Ocean City and regularly hosts major sailing events such as The Americas Cup and TRANSAT race. The Trust welcomes informal enquiries; the relevant people to speak to are as follows: Director South West Neuromuscular ODN Dr Andria Merrison ( Email address removed ) Service Line Director Neurology Dr Stuart Weatherby  ( Phone number removed )  ( Email address removed ) Consultant Neurologist Dr Liz Househam  ( Phone number removed )  ( Email address removed ) Academic Neuromuscular specialist Professor Oliver Hanemann ( Email address removed )

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